How Could We Have Ever Known? The Wedding Poem. Etched.

Written by on September 18, 2013 with 0 Comments


“How could we have ever known

that a smile would bring us

to this moment?

Love has called us—

a wondrous song—

sometimes weak

and sometimes strong,

inevitably, inexorably,

to this moment.”



How Could We Have Ever Known?


This is where it all started. 


I wrote this poem a few days before my own wedding many years ago.  My bride-to-be had been looking for one more reading for the ceremony, and neither of us were thrilled by them.  I told her I would write something for her, but she would have to wait for the ceremony to hear it.  (I feared her editing!!  We'd never get done.)

We asked a friend to read it at the ceremony, and he did a great job, and everyone loved it.

The piece shown here is etched in blue with a rectangular photo opening, with a bevel cut. Bevel cut opening not available. Instead, we offer an oval opening, one rectangular double matte opening, or two rectangular double matte openings. See below.

This is offered with an oval opening ($374.99*), one rectangular double matte opening ($299.99*), or two rectangular double matte openings ($329.99*).  The last option allows the use of one photo of the bride and groom, and the second for a photo of the rings, or of family members, or anything you like!

Black or light brown frame.  This piece can be personalized with names of bridal couple, date and place of wedding. Contact me with that information. Personalization is included in price.

Frames are subject to availability. I reserve the right to substitute frame of similar color.

*Shipping, handling and sales tax, if applicable, is extra.


Because this is an etched piece with personalization, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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“How Could We Have Ever Known?”

Etched. 20×16 inches.

Comes with Black or Light Brown Frame.

Can be personalized with names, date of wedding, and place (either church name or town and state).

Choice of oval photo opening, one rectangular double matted photo opening, or two rectangular double matted photo openings.  (Shown here with bevel cut Rectangular photo opening.  Bevel cut not available at this time.)

You can choose to delete the birds too! Contact me by email and let me know!


Because this is an etched piece, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

To see the Photo Poem version of this poem, click here.


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